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Force undermined!

Force undermined!

Former Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin has spoken publicly on issues related to the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) for the first time since the Caribbean Court of Justice dismissed his request for special leave to appeal his removal from office four years ago. In an hour-long interview with Barbados TODAY, Dottin shied away from […]

CDB funds $1.7 million school repairs programme

CDB funds $1.7 million school repairs programme

The Ministry of Education is to spend approximately $1.7 million to upgrade primary and nursery schools ahead of the start of the new school year in September. Director of the Educational Technical Management Unit of the Ministry of Education Richard Harrison said in a release the repairs, funded by the Caribbean Development Bank, began on […]

Decline in CXC numbers

Decline in CXC numbers

The Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) is reporting a decline in the number of candidates who registered for major exams in the 2016-2017 academic year. Delivering the assessment at the CXC’s headquarters this morning, Director of Operations Stephen Savoury announced there was a one to two per cent drop in the number of entries in […]

Man in custody in connection with Fairchild Street shooting

Man in custody in connection with Fairchild Street shooting

Police have arrested and charged a Christ Church man in connection with last Friday’s shooting incident in the area of the Fairchild Street Market which left two people nursing gunshot wounds. Rico Omar Grimes, 28, of Lot #1 Maxwell, Christ Church has been charged with two counts of serious bodily harm, two counts of endangering […]

Come back or pay back, Jones tells scholarship winners

Come back or pay back, Jones tells scholarship winners

Minister of Education Ronald Jones has issued a stern warning to the island’s latest national development scholarship winners that they must either come back home upon completion of their studies or pay back whatever was spent on educating them abroad. “When I look at the amounts of money we are spending on those who will […]

Bim left behind

Bim left behind

As far as Acting Governor of the Central Bank Cleviston Haynes is concerned, the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) ship might have already sailed past Barbados. Haynes said the CBI, the programme through which countries, including some of the Caribbean, peddle citizenship for tens of thousands of dollars, came with such risks that Barbados would not […]

Man caught with ammunition remanded to Dodds

Man caught with ammunition remanded to Dodds

A St Michael man has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds on ammunition charges. Twenty-eight-year-old Rasheed Omar Haynes, of 5th Avenue, Akins Land, Eagle Hall appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today for unlawful possession of 50 rounds of ammunition. Haynes was arrested along Fontabelle, St Michael on Saturday. […]

Wanted man surrenders

Wanted man surrenders

Wanted man Lamar Holder, alias Jingles or Tall Man today surrendered to police. The 32-year-old from 3rd Avenue, Licorish Village, my Lords Hill, St Michael was the subject of a wanted man bulletin issued last Friday. Holder is currently assisting police with investigations into serious criminal matters.

Earthquake occurs off Barbados

Earthquake occurs off Barbados

  The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre is reporting that an earthquake occurred north east of Barbados in the wee hours of this morning. The magnitude 3.8 quake, which was recorded at 1:50 a.m., was located at latitude 14.06 degrees north and longitude 58.70 west, at a depth of 10 kilometres. The Centre said it also […]